Strasbourg debt simple dataviz

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20 Feb, 2016 06:12 PM


This my very first visual success in using Nodebox for datavisualization.
Hope you'll enjoy ;)


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by john on 21 Feb, 2016 12:31 AM

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    Nice! Elegant, clean, simple, dramatic. Good use of NodeBox's strengths.

    I like your color ramp. Did you use the similar string counter as part of your calculations?

    You are using two modalities, color and arc-length, to describe the same quantity. This is fine and contributes to the overall effect. But it would be interesting to use color to visualize a different dimension like population, average income, distance from Strasbourg, etc. This might reveal some surprising correlations.

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. 2 Posted by o.bubendorff on 21 Feb, 2016 03:16 PM

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    Thanks John!

    This visualization is very simple. Not very familiar with data and programming, I'm still learning to walk step-by-step with Nodebox and data crossings. Your advices are precious, I hope show you something more interesting very soon ;)

    I did not use similar string counter for this creation. I used it with some (visual) success for a graphical internal meeting report. As you can see attached, your counter (still black magic for me ;) was involved in the creation of subchapters mentioned in red and green rings. Thank you again, it's a very useful tool. I encourage you to implement it in a next version of Nodebox.

  3. 3 Posted by o.bubendorff on 21 Feb, 2016 03:19 PM

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    I also used this particular node in a more complex version of this project (still a work in progress), that based on a single cvs file.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by john on 22 Feb, 2016 01:23 AM

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    Thanks, Olivier. I'm glad you found it useful.

    I like your work. Effective use of NodeBox and nice presentation style.

    Incidentally, I am not a member of the NodeBox staff, just another NodeBox user like you. I'd like to see NodeBox continue to develop and prosper so I do what I can to strengthen the NodeBox community. I think the more we post in the forum, the easier it will be for new users to understand and harness the potential of this amazing tool.


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by lucasnijs on 20 Mar, 2016 09:37 PM

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    Olivier, good stuff. It is wonderful to see how you manage to do this without "being familiar with data and programming"!
    @John: to us you seem to be part of the crew, thanks for helping out at this forum. We really appreciate!


  6. 6 Posted by o.bubendorff on 21 Mar, 2016 10:45 AM

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    Lucas, i'm really glad that you enjoyed my work. Well, i'm first a graphic and UI designer. So it is easy to put some style into my works. But, I feel often limited with mathematical et programmation encountered issues. I've got some basic algorithmic knowledges, but i never learned Python (and don't want to for now). That's why nodebox 3, and other visual programmation tools are so interesting to me. And that's why also, I ask sometimes to implement new native tools/nodes. Custom nodes sound still like black magic to me ;)

    Indeed, thanx for giving support and encouragement.

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